One of Abu Sayyaf remnants sighted in Tubigon by farmer

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie Talisic, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/27/2017

One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) being hunted by government troops in Bohol was sighted in Tubigon town last Wednesday wearing new clothes, a ranking army official said. Tubigon is adjacent…

No Abu in Cebu

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/21/2017

WATCH: Policemen from the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office in search of armed persons sighted on Olango Island. A top military officer quelled fears that some bandits from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have crossed to Cebu. Capt. Jojo…

‘DEAD OR ALIVE’

Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/19/2017

Duterte raises to P1M reward for the head of each of Abu Sayyaf hunted in Bohol; threatens to “invade Jolo” Tagbilaran City — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a P1 million reward for the capture of each…

PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno: Bemedalled cop

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/12/2017

THE lone policeman who was killed in the clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga, Bohol was a bemedalled cop, a Boholano born in Cebu but raised in his native province. PO2…

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/12/2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in…

Davide asks netizens: Be extra careful with posts

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/12/2017

WHILE social media has been a helpful platform when it comes to real-time updates, it is undeniably a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. In light of the clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group…

Nine killed in firefight between govt forces and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2017

CEBU CITY—Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), three soldiers and one policeman were reported to have been killed in the ongoing firefight in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. This was…

Pressure on Abus led to release of hostages

09/19/2016

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday said the pressure that the government has been putting on the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group led to the recent release of its captives. Echoing the statement of Peace…

Muslims vow to cooperate with CCPO for peace in city

Dominic D. Yasay, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/04/2016

The Muslim community in Cebu condemns the Davao bombing by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and wants peace in Cebu. Fredie ‘Muhammad Arafat’ S. Lozano, president of the Islamic Propagation Society of Cebu, said Muslims in Cebu…

Aquino: Get Canadian’s killers

04/27/2016

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to apply the full force of the law and bring the members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)…